Fetal anomaly scan

The Fetal Anomaly Scan (SEO) is also called the 20-week scan, because it takes place between the 19th and 21st week of pregnancy. The Fetal Anomaly Scan is carried out to determine if the unborn child has any congenital abnormalities, such as spina bifida or anencephaly.

The development of the organs, head, heart, abdomen, and arms and legs are thoroughly examined. It also examines whether the child is growing well and that there is enough amniotic fluid. In most cases, the gender can be determined at this point. You can find out if you would like to know.


If you are expecting twins, each child is examined separately. If you are expecting twins, make sure you pass this information on when you make the appointment. That way we can make a double appointment for you.

The Fetal Anomaly Scan is part of the basic health insurance package and is reimbursed by all health insurers. Some insurers require you to pay for the examination before claiming the costs back. The costs are €154,36 and can be paid by debit or credit card.

The Fetal Anomaly Scan takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

You can read more information here.


The sonographer will keep you informed of the findings during the examination. The results will be sent to your referrer by secure email.

Afterwards you can have the photos saved on a SAM& USB stick.
This costs €2.50 (inclusive USB stick of 64mb) or €7,50 (inclusive USB stick of 4GB).
You can only pay for this USB stick by debit card.

This information is available to download in various languages 


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